Guesthouse Grandad's Homestay 298
298 Miro Street , Manunui, 3924 Taumarunui, New Zealand – Great location - show map
Grandads Cottage 298 is a Home-Stay built in the 1950's. It has 2 bedrooms and '298' is the street number. It backs onto the Whanganui River. The Double Room, 'Cottage Yellow Door' has a double bed. The Double or Twin Room 'Cottage Red Door' has a double bed with a single loft bed above the double. ALL OTHER FACILITIES ARE SHARED... You can relax in the lounge with a piano and large TV or interact with the hosts or other guests. WIFI is free of charge. Cook your meals in our well equipped kitchen or try the cafes in town. There is a continental breakfast available in the morning. Check in is late afternoon around 5 PM. Later arrivals please send text/email with your ETA. There is no strict time for check out. We now have 2 'Off The Grid' experiences with solar panels, batteries, invertor, USB charging, gas califont and lights. Budget Double Twin or Twin Room, 'Grandads Chateau 298' has a double bed and a single loft bed above the double. Budget Twin Room, 'Grandads Vintage 298' has 2 single beds. Both share the 'Outside Kitchen' and 'Outside Toilet with hot shower and porta potti.' PLEASE LOOK AT PICTURES BEFORE BOOKING Payment is cash, eftpost, and credit card.
Your hosts are Ian & Hana Robertson. Ian is a 'kiwi' and was born and raised in Hamilton. Hana was born in the Czech Republic and has been in New Zealand since June 2006. Ian is a professional pianist and has being playing at the Chateau Tongariro, an iconic kiwi hotel, for 9 years. Hana is a professional ski instructor and works on Mt Ruapehu. They both have a good knowledge of the area and can help plan your choice of activity or directions to your next destination.
Taumarunui has 3 supermarkets, the biggest being New World. There are a number of cafe/restaurants and take-a-ways including McDonald's and a new pizza outlet. Our cottage is situated in Manunui, 6 km's south of Taumarunui. Manunui has a Challenge Petrol Station with good take-a-ways. It is a good starting point for; * Tongariro Crossing * Canoeing the Whanganui River * Forgotten World Rail Trail * Forgotten World Highway * Whakapapa Ski Field * Timber Trail * Bridge to Nowhere From Grandads Cottage 298 boundary you can walk into the Whanganui River and start fishing for trout. You will need a license. There is a great small walk starting 1km from GC298 called the Manunui River Walkway. It is around 3km long and includes sidewalks within the native tree reserve area at the western end of the walkway. You can also bike this walkway. In the same area there are polo cross fields which have an 18 hole Disc Golf course. We a also have a basket at GC298 where you can practice your putting skills.
Languages spoken: Czech, English
Area Info– Great location - show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Restaurants & Markets *
Thai, Indian, Chines, RSA. Pizza, Mc Donald Fish and Chips Restaurant3.1 miles
New World 4 Square Supermarket3.1 miles
Manunui Take Away Restaurant0.2 miles
Natural Beauty *
Tongariro National Park Mountain21.7 miles
Whanganui River0 miles
Closest Airports *
Taupo Airport41.7 miles
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4 reasons to choose Grandad's Homestay 298
Why book with us?
Prices you can't beat!
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The staff speaks English
Booking is safe
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
- Shared kitchen
- Ski storage
Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
- Cycling Off-site
- Canoeing Additional charge
- Fishing Additional charge
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Secure parking
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & Security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Grandad's Homestay 298 accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
The fine print
Please note the owner lives on the property.
Please inform Grandad's Homestay 298 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.